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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tom Selleck ...  Magnum / ... 158 episodes, 1980-1988
John Hillerman ...  Higgins / ... 158 episodes, 1980-1988
Roger E. Mosley ...  Theodore 'TC' Calvin / ... 158 episodes, 1980-1988
Larry Manetti ...  Orville 'Rick' Wright / ... 158 episodes, 1980-1988
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Storyline

Thomas Sullivan Magnum, IV is an ex-Navy "NIA" (ONI) Lieutenant, and Vietnam Special Ops veteran who resigned his commission at age 33 because he never got to be 23. On the beautiful Hawaiian islands, Magnum is a P.I. who enjoys life, his buddies and friends and who works just hard enough to keep it real. Written by LA-Lawyer

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He's a Hellraiser in Paradise See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magnum, P.I. See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(164 episodes)

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Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Magnum's misadventures bring trouble to the Robin Masters Estate, Higgins arms himself with a British Webley Mk-VI .455 caliber revolver. It was a standard British military-issue weapon in both World Wars, so it's reasonable to assume that it was Higgins personal sidearm from his time with the British Army in World War II. See more »

Goofs

Hawaii has some of the most stringent firearm laws in the United States. It is nearly impossible to obtain an open or concealed carry handgun permit, and as of 2017, less than 200 people on all of the islands of the state, not including law enforcement officers, have an open or concealed carry handgun permit. Yet the entire series shows all of the major characters both armed with handguns and freely carrying and using them. This would not be possible. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: [voiceover] Hawaii is one of those places that keeps topping itself - just when you think you'll never see a sunset as beautiful, there comes a sunrise that even Gauguin can only imagine. It kind of makes unemployment easier to take.
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III: Magnum...
[Higgins watches Magnum sunbathing]
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III: Oh, Magnum.
Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: Hi, Higgins, Di.
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III: I have a proposition for you, Magnum.
Thomas Sullivan Magnum III: Now wait a minute, just wait a second, Higgins. Now this is really getting depressing, this constant deal making - I'll give you this if you give me that,...
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Alternate Versions

In the original German dubbed version from the 80's (for ARD) all references to Thomas Magnum's Vietnam missions were deleted and the series was cut down to fit its given time slot. Creative dubbing hid the cuts. In 1994 the series was re-dubbed (for RTL), this time in it's original, uncut form. See more »

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Referenced in Battle of the Network Stars IX (1980) See more »

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The very best on TV - ever.
2 October 2002 | by marcos24See all my reviews

Magnum,P.I. was and will remain the best TV series ever. It had it all: action, humour, tragedy and characters you believe in. No TV series will ever reach Magnum,P.I.'s quality. To all who have been involved in the creation of this fabolous icon of the 80s: Thank you!


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